Islamic State urges followers to attack U.S.

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Leader of the Islamic State (IS/ISIS), Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, giving a speech in Mosul Mosque, northern Iraq. File photo

ARA News 

Islamic State urged its followers on Monday to attack citizens of the United States, France and other countries which have joined a coalition to destroy the ultra-radical group.

Islamic State spokesman Abu Muhammad al-Adnani also taunted U.S. President Barack Obama and other Western “crusaders” in a statement published online, saying their forces faced inevitable defeat at the insurgents’ hands.

The United States is building an international coalition to combat the extremist Sunni Muslim force, which has seized large expanses of territory in Iraq and Syria and proclaimed a caliphate erasing borders in the heart of the Middle East.

Adnani said the intervention by the U.S.-led coalition would be the “final campaign of the crusaders”.

“It will be broken and defeated, just as all your previous campaigns were broken and defeated,” Adnani said, according to a recorded statement which urged followers to attack U.S., French, Canadian, Australian and other nationals.

 

Agencies 

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